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A Micro-fauna from the Bagshot Beds, Eocene, of the London Basin

Nature volume 212, page 495 (29 October 1966) | Download Citation

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THE highest Eocene deposits in the London Basin were originally described by Prestwich1 as the Bagshot Sands. He subdivided these sands into lower, middle and upper divisions. Today, these are recognized as the Bagshot, Bracklesham and Barton Beds respectively on correlation with exposures in the Hampshire Basin2,3. Research into the petrography and environment of deposition of the lowest of these divisions, the Bagshot Beds sensu strictu, has included an extensive search for a fauna in deposits which many authors describe as being almost unfossiliferous4,5.

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  1. Department of Biology and Geology, Norwood Technical College, London, S.E.27.

    • M. D. LAVENDER

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